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Instant Pot Ground Turkey Teriyaki Rice Bowls Recipe

The soy sauce, rice vinegar, and brown sugar give this recipe such an amazing flavor profile that you will not forget.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Pressurize Time10 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best instant pot recipe, Favorite family dinner, instant pot ground beef recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 414kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • small bowl
  • Wooden Spatula
  • Cutting Board


Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

  • ¾ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • cup water
  • 3 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • teaspoons ground ginger
  • Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons water

Ground Turkey

  • Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • pounds ground turkey (can also use ground beef)
  • 1 cup finely chopped broccoli
  • 3 large carrots peeled and grated
  • ½ red bell pepper diced
  • ½ cup water
  • green onions diced (optional topping)
  • sesame seeds optional topping
  • 4 cups cooked rice (we love jasmine rice, but white rice and brown rice also work great)


  • Add soy sauce, water, rice vinegar, brown sugar, sugar, garlic, and ginger into the pot in the Instant Pot.
  • Press the SAUTE button and mix together with a whisk as it heats up.
  • White waiting, mix together cornstarch and water in a small bowl.
  • As soon as the sauce starts to bubble, add in the cornstarch and water mix to the sauce in the pot. Whisk for a few seconds until the sauce starts to thicken.
  • Pour sauce into a bowl and set aside (I used oven mitts to remove pot from Instant Pot and carefully poured it into a bowl. The pot will be hot)
  • Rinse out pot and return to Instant Pot.
  • Let the pot warm up again (the SAUTE function should still be on) and add in olive oil. Then add in onion, garlic, and ground turkey. Cook until the ground turkey is no longer pink (about 5-6 minutes), breaking up the turkey as it cooks.
  • Add in the broccoli, carrots, and red bell pepper and mix in the ground turkey.
  • Pour the teriyaki sauce on top and mix with the ground turkey and vegetables so everything is coated in sauce.
  • Pour 1/2 cup water on top (but don’t mix in).
  • Place the lid on top and move the valve to SEALING.
  • Press the CANCEL button to turn off the saute, then press MANUAL (or PRESSURE COOK) and set timer for 2 minutes.
  • Once the timer is finished, move the valve to VENTING and do a QUICK RELEASE of the pressure.
  • Remove the lid and serve over rice. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds if desired.


This recipe will use olive oil to sauté the vegetables in and it is delicious! However, if olive oil does not work for you, you can substitute another with another oil.


Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1161mg | Potassium: 608mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 6131IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2mg